Jang sets new goals after second LPGA win of season

Sun Mar 6, 2016 7:01am EST
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SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Jang Ha-na spent most of the week peppering the flags with exquisite approach shots and sinking monster putts, and after dancing like Beyonce following her HSBC Women's Champions victory on Sunday, the Korean was already setting new goals.

Jang started the day one ahead of the pack but stormed clear on the back nine to close with a seven-under-par 65 for a 19-under total, capping the four-shot win with a gutsy eagle on the par-five 18th when she took on the lake with a fairway wood.

"That was a mistake actually," she told reporters. "I was just trying to take it right of the bunker but missed. I was saying 'don't hit the tree, just get on the green' and when it landed I was like 'what an amazing shot'."

The 23-year-old started the year by becoming the first player on the LPGA Tour to score a hole-in-one on a par-four and backed it up with a maiden victory in Florida last month, that time celebrating with a self-styled 'Samurai-lasso' dance.

Such is Jang's confidence that despite failing to win in her 2015 rookie year, the Korean set herself a target of two victories this season and has fulfilled her aims after just five tournaments.

"I'm very excited right now, I've been very comfortable this week and really enjoyed this tournament," Jang said.

"My target in 2016 was two wins but I'm there already, so going to change my target to two more wins as I'm very comfortable right now."


Aug 22, 2015; Coquitlam, British Columbia, CAN; Ha Na Jang drives from the second hole during the third round at Vancouver Golf Club. Mandatory Credit: Anne-Marie Sorvin-USA TODAY Sports